Senior Associate, Marketing, PR, & Communications
Marissa Baecker comes to the CCAB with a diverse background in law, entrepreneurship, photography, marketing and communications. Throughout her career, Marissa has been immersed in First Nations’ culture. From her early days growing up in Saskatchewan to her professional days working with indigenous artists, researching land claims and working in-house with Westbank First Nation during the transition to self-government. She has established herself as a professional photographer and newspaper columnist both nationally and internationally. Her keen interest in technology, and background in First Nation government, landed her leading the marketing department of a government financial ERP software development company. From there she joined a vocational institution at the height of the global pandemic where she introduced technology to return the company to operations and scale the business for future growth. Marissa has a Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal), as well as a certificate in Local Government Administration from Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C, named after Chief Joe Capilano of the Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish) Nation of the Coast Salish Peoples. Marissa is based in Kelowna, BC on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Sylix Okanagan people of Canada.